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Mbofana runs riot as Mountaineers Women are skittled for 14

Mountaineers Women – 14 all out in 6.2 overs (Nyasha Gwanzura 9*, Loryn Phiri 1, Patricia Mutembo 1; Esther Mbofana 7/1, Mitchell Mavunga 2/13)

Alliance Health Eagles Women – 15-1 in 4 overs (Modester Mupachikwa 7*, Kellies Ndlovu 2*, Beloved Biza 2; Audrey Mazvishaya 1/9)


Alliance Health Eagles Women won by nine wickets

Esther Mbofana returned the almost unbelievable bowling figures of seven wickets for just one run in three overs as Alliance Health Eagles Women bowled out Mountaineers Women for just 14 runs in a Women’s T20 Cup match at Old Hararians Sports Club on Wednesday.

Furthermore, that run recorded against her bowling was a wide – not a single run was scored off her from the bat.

Another remarkable fact is that of the 14 runs credited to Mountaineers Women, nine of those were scored by Nyasha Gwanzura, who went in at number three and was not out at the end.


There were also two wides and a no-ball.

Never can a side have regretted batting first on winning the toss more than Mountaineers Women did today.

Mitchell Mavunga bowled the first over, which included the wicket of Pellagia Mujaji, bowled without scoring.

Mbofana began her devastating spell quietly, with just one wicket in her first over, Loryn Phiri bowled for one.

In her second over, she removed three batters at the cost of a wide, and in her final over took a hat-trick with her third, fourth and fifth deliveries.

Mavunga brought the innings to an end in the following over, with Gwanzura left not out with nine.

The other 10 batters scored just two singles between them, and Gwanzura did not get to face a single delivery from Mbofana.

Her full bowling figures read three overs, two maidens, one run and seven wickets.

The whole innings of Mountaineers Women, who began this match at the top of the tournament table, lasted six overs and two balls.

Eagles Women obviously had no need for haste in chasing the target, and they took four overs to score the runs for the loss of Beloved Biza, bowled by Audrey Mazvishaya for two.

Modester Mupachikwa scored seven not out and Kellies Ndlovu two not out, and the two teams are now tied at the top of the tournament table with 40 points each, so they will meet again in the final scheduled for Harare Sports Club on Thursday.


Tuskers Women – 121-8 in 20 overs (Loreen Tshuma 34, Chiedza Dhururu 22*, Anita Chisirimunhu 11; Josephine Nkomo 3/15, Diveniah Ndhlalambi 2/22, Vimbai Kavava 1/14) 

Rhinos Women – 125-1 in 17 overs (Mary-Anne Musonda 57*, Ashley Ndiraya 55*; Philanthropic Shango 1/23)


Rhinos Women won by nine wickets

Ashley Ndiraya and Mary-Anne Musonda both scored fifties at Harare Sports Club on Wednesday to enable Rhinos Women to beat Tuskers Women by nine wickets in the last match of the tournament for both teams.

Tuskers Women batted first, and were able to build a fair total of 121 for eight wickets in an otherwise disappointing tournament for them.

Loreen Tshuma led the way with an innings of 34, opening the batting with Sibonginkosi Ncube (8), their partnership being worth 32 runs in 5.4 overs.

With Chiedza Dhururu playing a good game for 22 not out, Tuskers Women were able to pass 100 with only five batters out in the 18th over.

Anita Chisirimunhu also played a useful innings of 11 off only seven balls, which included two fours at a time when runs were needed quickly.

Josephine Nkomo again was the best bowler and took three wickets for 15 runs, while Diveniah Ndhlalambi chipped in with two wickets.

The Rhinos Women bowling was not at its best, and 31 of the runs scored by Tuskers Women came from extras, including 25 wides.

When Rhinos Women batted, they quickly lost the wicket of Kelly Ndiraya, bowled by Philanthropic Shango without scoring in the second over.

However, after that the weakness of the Tuskers Women bowling told against them, and Ashley Ndiraya and Musonda were able to score quickly and steadily to take the Midlanders home without the loss of another wicket and with three overs to spare.

Ashley finished not out with 55 off the same number of balls, with eight fours, and Musonda with 57 not out off 45 balls, with two sixes and six fours.

Although Shango took the only wicket to fall, her two overs cost 23 runs.

It is unfortunate for Rhinos Women that their previous match against Tuskers Women was washed out by rain, as a victory there might have qualified them for the final.










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